The lawsuit seeks unspecified damages for the plaintiffs’ injuries, lost work, medical expenses and mental anguish, as well as punitive damages.
by David Castellon, thebusinessjournal.com, 20 November 2017
|Nwabueze Umeh has filed a lawsuit against Apple claiming|
his iPhone 6 exploded and injured him in May.
The lawsuit was filed Oct. 11 by lawyers representing Nwabueze Umeh in Fresno County Superior Court, seeking actual and punitive damages for injuries and mental anguish suffered when the phone exploded on May 20.
Also named as a defendant is Airtouch Cellular, Inc., which reportedly sold Umeh the phone.
His lawsuit is the latest of five lawsuits filed by Gustafson Nicolai, pc, a Los Angeles-based law firm representing people around the country whom they say were injured when their older-model iPhones ignite.
Three of the other plaintiffs are adults from Harvest, Ala.; Prussia, Pa.; and Manhattan Beach, Calif., along with a minor from Pineville, La.